Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Soccer Academy seeking players for boys and girls teams!

The Macon County Soccer Academy is seeking a few players to round out our teams for the fall season. Teams are forming now for games starting at the end of August.

We are seeking 1 or 2 girls born in 2007 or 2008 to join our 8 girls who are registered.

We are also seeking four boys or girls born in 2009 for our coed U8 team. We have four boys who are eager to find their last few teammates - but if we can't find the last four, they won't be able to play!

We will have a free training session on Monday, June 27th at 6:00-7:30pm at the Industrial Park fields. If your player loves soccer, you are invited to come join us for a fun practice of drills and
games. Our coaches are committed to soccer, and to helping our youth acquire the skills to play at the next level. We will have time at the end of the session to answer your questions about our program.

Please email to indicate your plans to attend or to request more information.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

We need volunteers!

Franklin and Macon County: We need volunteers more than ever!  

Thank you all for your participation in our soccer programs this spring and last fall. We are grateful that you choose to participate in soccer, with all of the other alternatives that are available to your children.

We depend on volunteer effort for many club functions, starting with coaches and assistant coaches, coordinators, schedulers, and managers of different functions of the club. Our board members also fulfill core functions required by our Association's charter with NCYSA.

At the moment we have very few board members and volunteers who have children in the recreation league. Most of us who volunteer and hold board positions have children who have aged out our rec program. For the upcoming fall season, and going forward, we will need more volunteer participation from the community to help run our soccer programs.

We would like to invite you to attend a board meeting to find out the different things we do, and where we need help. Our next board meeting is scheduled for next Monday June 6th at 7:00pm, at First Christian Church. Some of the volunteer roles that we need the most help with are:

Recreation Coordinator
Awards Coordinator
Equipment Coordinator
Field Maintenance (lining, painting)
Web site / PR

If you are interested in finding a rewarding volunteer role and helping our club, please come out to our board meeting on Monday.

Monday, May 16, 2016

All youth players invited: Nantahala Adventure 3v3 tournament

Swain Youth Soccer Association (Bryson City) is hosting the Nantahala Adventure 3v3 Shootout soccer tournament June 18-19. The tournament is open to the U8-U18 age groups, plus an adult division.

Participants in the tournament also receive a FREE pass to the ZIP Line Adventure Park at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, good during the weekend of the tournament. Also included are discounts on rafting and tubing. For more information, visit the facebook page, or see the tournament registration site.

This tournament is a Qualifying event for the Challenge Sports 3v3 National Championship, at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, at Walt Disney World Resort, July 29-31, 2016.  The top 4 teams in each division qualify.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Thank you to our Spring 2016 sponsors!

Thank  you to all our Spring 2016 sponsors, and especially our Gold and Platinum sponsors!

Academy program evaluations to be held May 29th and June 2nd for 2016-2017 teams

The Macon County Soccer Academy is holding evaluations for the Fall 2016 / Spring 2017 Academy program. Evaluations will be held Sunday, May 29th at 2:00-3:30pm, and Thursday, June 2nd at 6:00-7:30pm, at The Industrial Park Fields. Boys and Girls teams are to be formed for players born in 2007, 2008, and 2009. Potential players may attend one or both sessions (preferred)

The Academy program features advanced training with a focus on individual skill improvement. Teams play in home and away matches in Western North Carolina, and travel for an overnight tournament once or twice a year. The Academy program is for players who love soccer as their sport of choice. The program is designed for annual (fall and spring) participation, but fall-only participation is possible as well, for players who participate in other sports.

The annual cost of the program is $165 for U8 and $235 for U9/U10. A refundable $25 deposit is required at the evaluation session. Practices will begin in mid-August for matches starting in early September. Space is limited, so you are encouraged to attend the evaluation session. A supplemental evaluation may be held in early August. For more information, see our Academy page and our FAQ page. If you have questions, contact the Academy Director.